The Brunner Mond Memorial stands on the site of the Brunner Mond Chemical Works. The memorial was moved from its original location under the Docklands Light Railway nearby in 2016. The Brunner Mond Chemical Works was an established factory long…

The explosion of 19th January 1917 was by no means the worst to occur in Britain’s TNT factories during the war, but it made a huge impact on its surrounding areas in East London. 73 people died after several hundred tons of TNT were accidentally…

This is the site of burial of chief chemist Andrea Angel, who had died during the explosion of the Brunner Mond factory. Posthumously awarded the Edward medal, Angel had stayed behind to help workers evacuate the site and lead firefighters to the…

The First World War was not the first instance in which women were allowed to work, as millions of working class women already worked in service and in industry before 1914. However, it did expand the range of work that women did. Londoners often…